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Great Hale
 
Great Hale, Nag's Head, Public House
Great Hale, Nag's Head, Public House
Great Hale, Nag's Head, Public House

Former Nag's Head public house now Little Lockets Nursery.

Kelley's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists two public houses neither of which still exists :-

Nag's Head - Charles Wise 

Rose & Crown - James Dring (& Blacksmith)

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, Nag's Head, public house, Little Lockets Nursery, Charles Wise
Great Hale, Old School
Great Hale, Old School
Great Hale, Old School

A National School built in 1828 by subscription on ground presented by the Marquess of Bristol. In the nineteenth century it had annual endowments of 19gns.

By the turn of the twentieth century it was known as Hale Magna CE School. It closed in summer 1987.

June 2017

Great Hale, primary school
Great Hale, Old Vicarage, Church Street
Great Hale, Old Vicarage, Church Street
Great Hale, Old Vicarage, Church Street

"Former vicarage, now house. 1730, altered early C19 and C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061842 

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, Old Vicarage
Great Hale, St John the Baptist
Great Hale, St John the Baptist
Great Hale, St John the Baptist

This church has a fine late Saxon or early Norman tower (topped with Perpendicular pinnacles).

The chancel collapsed in the seventeenth century and was never replaced.

Mark Acton, 2017

Great Hale, St John Baptist
Great Hale, St John the Baptist
Great Hale, St John the Baptist
Great Hale, St John the Baptist

View from Church Street.

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist, church
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Brass Plaque
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Brass Plaque
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Brass Plaque

"A brass plaque to Frances Cawdron, d.1650"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168767 

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist church, brass plaque, Frances Cawdron
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Brass Plaque
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Brass Plaque
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Brass Plaque

Church Guide compiled by Revd R Rose 1976 states :-

"Two pinnacles and a part of the parapet were dislodged during a severe gale in 1895.

This caused damage to the church roof.

Restoration work was therefore carried out and the church was reopened on Thursday 19th November 1896 by the Bishop of Lincoln"

"A brass plate can be found on the north wall of the Nave which commemorates the re-opening"

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist church, brass plaque, gale, damage, Restoration
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, East Window
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, East Window
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, East Window

Church Guide compiled by Revd R Rose states

"The East Window, replaced by stained glass in 1922 was a bequest from Frank Day MA.

The work was ordered by Mrs Turkheim"

Pevsner states that the stained glass is by T.F.Curtis of Ward & Hughes.

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist church, east window, stained glass, Frank Day, T.F.Curtis, Ward & Hughes
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, font
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, font
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, font

A large octagonal font of unusual design with deeply incised carved decoration.

June 2017

Great Hale, St John baptist, font
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior

The arcades from the Early English period have tall circular piers and double chamfered arches.

June 2017

Great Hale, St John Baptist, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior

Interior view looking west.

"C11 tower arch, round headed with chamfered imposts"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168767 

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale,
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Mass Dials
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Mass Dials
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Mass Dials

Faint remains of mass dials on the south porch.

"Some 3,000 mass, tide or scratch dials have been recorded in the UK.

Typically located on the south wall of a parish church, this form of sundial was used to mark the ‘variable’ time of liturgical services in the medieval world."

http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/mass-dials/mass-dials.htm

See also

http://sundialsoc.org.uk/dials_menu/mass-dials/  

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist church, Mass Dial
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, monument
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, monument
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, monument

A monument to Robert Cawdron, died 1665.

June 2017

Great Hale, St John Baptist church, monument, Robert Cawdron
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, monument
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, monument
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, monument

"further alabaster wall plaque to Sir Robert Cawdron, d.1652, in the form of an aedicule with broken pediment with escutcheon and line carvings of weepers beneath"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168767 

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist church, monument, Robert Cawdron
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Royal Arms
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Royal Arms
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Royal Arms

Royal Arms of George III dated 1801 and sited over the nave north door.

Mark Acton, 2017

Great Hale, St John Baptist, Royal Arms George III
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Screen
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Screen
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Screen

The Church Guide compiled by Revd R Rose 1976 states :-

"The Screen appears to have had a somewhat chequered history.

An early nineteenth century writer says, "... the old oak Chancel screen now cuts off the westernmost bay of the North Aisle to serve as a lobby."

A faculty was issued in 1946 for the provision of a children's corner but no mention is made of moving the Screen.

It is unknown whether the Reverend Richard Bingham moved it to its present position and if that was the reason for his nameplate. 

"Beginnings of decay" were noted and repaired circa 1930" 

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist church, Screen
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Tower
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Tower
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Tower

"3 stage C11 tower of plain unbuttressed 'Lincolnshire' type, embattled C15 parapet and crocketted angle pinnacles"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168767  

Church Guide compiled by Revd R Rose 1976 states :-

"The clock was constructed to commemorate the Coronation of King George V.

It was fixed in the tower and set going on 25th January 1912" 

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, St John Baptist, church, tower
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, War Memorial
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, War Memorial
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, War Memorial

Memorials to the fallen of Great Hale and Little Hale in both World Wars.

Mark Acton, 2017

Great Hale, Little Hale, St John Baptist, War memorial